(PRWEB) May 13, 2017 -- VoteRunLead.org, a nonpartisan training powerhouse for women, is pleased to join The United State of Women (USOW) as they launch the Galvanize Program, a nationwide effort geared towards turning the raw passion of women across the country into strategic action in local communities. The USOW will host several mini-summits across the country this year with events in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, Miami, Florida, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. VoteRunLead.org will present the topic of empowering women to run for political office and how to prepare to be a political candidate through its very popular Run As You Are workshop series.
Valerie Jarrett, who served as President Obama's senior adviser and as director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House (2009-2017), released an open letter to the more than 5,000 attendees of last year’s United State of Women summit urging them to come together in their communities to keep organizing, to run for office, or to begin the journey to starting a business.
“The attendees at the United State of Women Summit last year made it clear that they wanted to keep learning, connecting and advocating beyond that room – they wanted to do it in their own communities,” said Jordan Brooks, managing director of USOW. “The Galvanize Program answers that call and will empower women across the country with the tools they need to be engaged, vocal advocates in elections and public policy debates both nationally and in their own backyards.”
“I couldn't be more excited to partner with the nation's top innovators in entrepreneurship, organizing, and campaigns in developing our country's female leaders,” said Erin Vilardi, founder and CEO of VoteRunLead.org. “VoteRunLead is ready to galvanize a new cadre of powerful women.”
The Galvanize Program will allow participants to explore gender equality issues and a broad set of national and local policies that impact women and their communities. Attendees will choose a track based on their interests to receive in-depth and skills-based training developed by nationwide partner organizations. Each participant will leave the Galvanize Program empowered with tools and connections to continue their work for equality in their local community and prepared to become the next generation of female leaders.
The Galvanize Program includes workshops on:
• Political Candidates - VoteRunLead.org
• Campaign Management - Wellstone
• Grassroots Organizing - Midwest Academy
• Leadership - BossedUp
• Entrepreneurship - BRAVA
After each Galvanize Program, USOW, in conjunction with 3K1A Strategies, will host an Engagement Fair for attendees to network with local organizations, non-profits, corporations, labor unions, and small businesses to turn their passion into action.
VoteRunLead.org will be a part of the Galvanize Program at six mini-summits in 2017 with new cities added in 2018. Those locations are:
• Chicago, Illinois: July 15-16 -- Honorary chairs Tina Tchen and Valerie Jarrett
• Columbus, Ohio: August 12-13 -- Honorary chair Joyce Beatty
• Atlanta, Georgia: September 9-10 - Honorary chair John Lewis -- Chair Minority Leader Representative Stacey Abrams
• Miami, Florida: October 28-29
• Albuquerque, New Mexico: December 2-3
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: January 2018
About The United State of Women
The United State of Women (USOW) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that provides a megaphone for the gender equality movement. USOW amplifies important issues through traditional and digital media platforms, hosts large-scale convenings, and organizes women locally to advocate for change. Launched in 2016 with a Summit co-hosted with the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls, the United State of Women brings together experts, advocates, grassroots organizers, and business leaders to raise the voices of those working on all the important pieces of gender equality. USOW is taking action today to change tomorrow.
VoteRunLead.org is a non-partisan non-profit that supports the aspirations of women who want to transform our country and democracy through their participation as leaders. To learn more, visit VoteRunLead.org or follow on Twitter.com/voterunlead, Facebook and/or Instagram.
Jenifer Howard, J. Howard Public Relations, http://www.jhowardpr.com, +1 (203) 273-4246, [email protected]